"The president is peddling an idea that is not true to people who want it to be true," the CNN anchor said.
"I said this multiple times and he chose a different path," Brad Parscale told Fox News' Martha MacCallum.
The Fox News host recalled a cartoonish idea to shut down the president's interruptions.
The lame duck president made his most definitive declaration yet about a comeback campaign.
The pardons could benefit Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, as well as son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The attorney general, a faithful Trump ally, admitted there was no evidence of widespread vote fraud that would change the election outcome.
Father Christmas in the Norwegian postal service's commercial bears a striking resemblance to the lame duck president.
The federal court's opinion stated that the government could access certain information not protected by attorney-client privilege, pointing to possible charges.
Republican Gabriel Sterling decried threats against election workers and implored the president and senators to step up and show leadership.
Progressive Democrats, including Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush, criticized the former president for painting defunding as little more than a divisive "slogan."